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Mental Health Technician-Full Time, Behavioral Health Services

Pulaski, VA, United States

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Description

SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

LewisGale Hospital Pulaski (LGHP) is located in the beautiful mountainous region of Virginia. Pulaski is considered a neighbor to the Virginia Tech Hokie community and is a short 45 minute drive from Roanoke, VA. The HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) hospital is a 147-bed acute care facility with more than 350 employees and has been recognized by Joint Commission as a Top Performer. The medical staff includes a wide range of primary care and specialty care physicians, including Cardiology, Otolaryngology, Orthopedics, General Surgery, Urology and Oncology as well as Hospitalists.

 

We recently broke ground on our new mental health facility that is expected to open in August 2019. This will be a 16-bed inpatient unit that will serve the New River Valley and surrounding areas. We are looking for team members to join us on this new unit.

 

SPECIFIC ELEMENTS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THIS ROLE INCLUDE:

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skill to provide nursing care to the psychiatric patient under the direction of the RN.

  • Works as a member of a team to assist with milieu management and performs job tasks to ensure personal, patient and departmental safety.

  • Communicates professionally and effectively with staff, physicians, management, external and internal customers. Ensures timely and accurate communication of patient information with all members of the treatment team.

  • Leads or Co-Leads the following groups: AM goal setting, PM wrap-up and diversionary.

  • Assists Charge Nurses and Shift Supervisor in maintaining efficiency.

  • Completes clerical responsibilities.

  • Adheres to policies and procedures. Supports the Mission of the facility.

  • Pursues and takes responsibility to enhance personal and professional growth.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

EXPERIENCE:

  • One (1) year prior healthcare experience in any capacity (preferred)

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant Licensure (preferred)

  • American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Healthcare Provider upon hire or within 90 days of hire (required)

  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Certification upon hire or within 60 days of employment (required)

HOURS:

  • Full Time

  • Night Shift (12 hour shifts)

  • Weekend and Holiday Requirements

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

 

 

 

 

 


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Facility: LewisGale Hospital Pulaski
Job ID: 00041-21115
Category: Behavioral and Social Work
Contract: Full-time
Shift: Nights (rotating weekends)
Job Class: Regular

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